16-Apr-2015 - To benefit from breakthrough therapy designation (BTD) pharma companies must be willing “bet on the right data” according to Roche, which says this could be a challenge for smaller firms.
16-Apr-2015 - Catalent has doubled production capacity and added extra analytical lab space at its facility in Winchester, Kentucky, US.
16-Apr-2015 - BASF, Abitec and Gattefossé dominate the solubility excipients market but growing demand for tech to enhance API solubility is creating opportunities for smaller suppliers according to new research.
16-Apr-2015 - Bayer has announced it will create a $100m (€94m) product testing site in California for its haemophilia A pipeline.
15-Apr-2015 - Concerns climate change will see malaria, West Nile virus and chikungunya spread to the UK are legitimate according to Public Health England, even though no insects carrying such diseases have been detected to date.
15-Apr-2015 - Recipharm has invested $2m (EUR1.8m) in metal co-ordinated chemistry (MCC) specialist Synthonics in a deal that will also see it help develop the US firm’s range of targeted drug products.
15-Apr-2015 - Publishing summary clinical trial results poses no threat to patient privacy according to the WHO, which says enforcing transparency laws and incentivising sponsors is key to making sure data from all trials is reported.
15-Apr-2015 - Looking for a full-on partnership with Pfizer or a no-strings-attached manufacturing deal? Either way prepare for a tough screening process and don't be located too far from an airport.
14-Apr-2015 - A drug candidate which prevents the export of viral RNA in infected cells could lead the way in developing a functional cure for HIV, according to Abivax.
14-Apr-2015 - Drug, vaccine and medical device developers should publish all trial results according to the WHO, which says anything less skews R&D priorities and public healthcare investment.
13-Apr-2015 - In a sign that pharmaceutical regulators are merging their regulations further, Australia’s TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) is seeking to adopt 10 EMA (European Medicines Agency) guidelines on quality, biologics, clinical efficacy, safety, and more.
13-Apr-2015 - Novo Nordisk has opened a new manufacturing facility in Russia for the formulation and filling of insulin as a diabetes treatment.
13-Apr-2015 - Almac will transfer its custom peptide manufacturing business to a site at the Edinburgh Technopole business park in Scotland’s capital in a £3.5m move designed to expand capacity.
13-Apr-2015 - Eisai has inked a deal with a genome analytics firm to aid drug discovery days after announcing it would be cutting 25% of its in-house US workforce.
13-Apr-2015 - Thirteen Taiwanese drugmakers have been fined and ordered to recall products by regulators concerned the APIs they contain are food rather than pharma grade.
09-Apr-2015 - Mylan has bid $29bn (€27bn) to buy Perrigo in what the firm says will create a company with “unrivalled” manufacturing and supply chain capabilities across OTCs, generics and APIs.
09-Apr-2015 - Fighting drug fakers relies on collaboration according to supply chain security group RX-360, which says drugmakers put rivalries on hold in the war against counterfeiters.
09-Apr-2015 - Artificial intelligence can aid lead optimisation according to the German firm behind a new structure-based drug oral bioavailability prediction technology.
08-Apr-2015 - Three Amgen manufacturing sites, along with Pfizer’s Perth, Australia site are part of a list of more than 100 US FDA Form 483s issued so far in 2015, according to a list obtained by In-Pharmatechnologist.com thanks to the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) via the FDA.
08-Apr-2015 - The reputation of Indian clinical trials has been damaged by the “unjustified” suspension of medicines tested by GVK Biosciences, Pharmexcil says as it attacks the evidence submitted by French regulators.